Bad Boy

Bad Boy

<p>In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today.</p><p>As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously&#8212;he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer. </p><p>But while growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came

Walter Dean Myers
HarperCollins

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